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# commemoration - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie commemorated on new An Post stamps

The philanthropist contributed to the construction of libraries across Ireland.

# commemoration - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Photos: Events take place to honour Irish troops who've died in wars or UN missions

President Higgins laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Ireland at a ceremony in Collins Barracks.

# commemoration - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

A respectful welcome - but no pomp and circumstance: What to expect from the Trump visit

Trump will arrive in Shannon Airport later today.

# commemoration - Monday 21 January, 2019

President Higgins warns of the return of 'an ugly, xenophobic corruption of nationalism'

Michael D Higgins was commemorating the centenary of the establishment of Dáil Éireann.

# commemoration - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

New €2 coin launched to commemorate the First Dáil in 1919

A million new coins will go into circulation this year.

# commemoration - Sunday 11 November, 2018

'2 more weeks and he'd be back with other survivors with scarred lungs, stumped limbs or a shattered sanity'

Remembering our war dead means reminding ourselves who and what made them war dead and to despise their modern-day equivalents, writes Tom Farrell.

# commemoration - Thursday 8 November, 2018

As we approach the centenary of Armistice Day, here's why I'm asking Irish politicians to wear a Shamrock Poppy

It’s time to stop airbrushing the Irish soldiers who died in World War I out of our history, writes Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan.

# commemoration - Friday 31 August, 2018

Great Famine commemoration to take place in Melbourne

Josepha Madigan said the event will give an opportunity to pay tribute to the young Irish women who travelled from workhouses here to Australia.

# commemoration - Monday 17 July, 2017

Protester tackled by Canadian Ambassador apologises publicly for interrupting 1916 event

Brian Murphy publicly apologised today in his bid to have his recorded conviction for a public order offence overturned.

# commemoration - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Turkey marks year since 'epic' defeat of anti-Erdogan coup

The authorities have declared 15 July an annual national holiday of ‘democracy and unity’.

'People really loved her': 90th anniversary of Countess Markievicz's funeral to be commemorated

The event will mark her impact on Irish history.

# commemoration - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today

Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.

# commemoration - Sunday 26 February, 2017

It's almost 150 years since the Battle of Tallaght was described as 'just a skirmish in the village'

A lecture and exhibitions are underway to mark the anniversary.

# commemoration - Sunday 29 January, 2017

President Higgins calls for fight against politics of fear and hatred while marking Holocaust Memorial

Minister Flanagan said we must be vigilant in standing against fundamentalist ideologies.

# commemoration - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

First collector coin commemorating an Irish woman issued by Central Bank

The first coin features one of Gray’s most iconic designs.

Rising again: New name for Ballymun Plaza commemorates 1916 leaders

The now-demolished block of flats in Ballymun bore the name of the revolutionary leaders.

# commemoration - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

The government is being strongly criticised for not buying Padraig Pearse's 1916 surrender letter

Gerry Adams has called it a “quite frankly bizarre decision”.

# commemoration - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Sting reopens Bataclan on eve of Paris attacks anniversary as Eagles of Death Metal refused entry

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Paris attacks in which 130 people lost their lives.

# commemoration - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

"He gave up a lot for us" - 100 years after his execution Ireland pays tribute to Roger Casement

A commemoration was held for Casement this morning in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

# commemoration - Sunday 27 March, 2016

Watch: RTÉ just tortured an incredibly cute child into giving them his take on 1916 Ah Bless This post contains videos

# commemoration - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Poll: Will you be attending an event over the 1916 centenary weekend? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be attending an event over the 1916 centenary weekend?

The next three days will see celebrations in Dublin and across the country in commemoration of the centenary of the Easter Rising.

# commemoration - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Dublin City Council is standing by its controversial 1916 banner

The banner generated a lot of criticism when it was unveiled at the beginning of the week.

# commemoration - Thursday 10 March, 2016

From The42 Irish wolfhounds, armed Volunteers and inter-county GAA stars gather in Croke Park 1916 This post contains images

Irish wolfhounds, armed Volunteers and inter-county GAA stars gather in Croke Park

It’s all part of the GAA’s 1916 Commemorative Event which takes place on 24 April.

# commemoration - Friday 1 January, 2016

Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you be attending a 1916 centenary event?

The events kick off today with a flag-raising in Dublin Castle.

# commemoration - Saturday 26 September, 2015

From The42 Celtic will wear special jerseys to remember victims of the Great Irish Famine today Commemoration

Celtic will wear special jerseys to remember victims of the Great Irish Famine today

The Hoops are marking National Famine Memorial Day at Celtic Park this afternoon.

# commemoration - Monday 24 August, 2015

Poll: Is too much being done to commemorate the 1916 Rising? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is too much being done to commemorate the 1916 Rising?

A commemorative event was held in west Cork for Michael Collins yesterday.

# commemoration - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Hero or terrorist? This Cork patriot should be remembered whatever the answer

UCC historian Gabriel O’Doherty on the life and legacy of Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, whose funeral centenary is being commemorated today.

# commemoration - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

New images show the Lusitania lying on the seabed off the coast of Cork

Tomorrow will mark 100 years to the day that the RMS Luistania sinking.

# commemoration - Saturday 18 April, 2015

It's 100 years since the 'biggest human tragedy' ever off the Irish coast

Cork will spend the next few weeks commemorating the Lusitania dead and celebrating the rescue effort.

# commemoration - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising GPO

Military ceremony commemorates those who died in 1916 Rising

It concluded with an Air Corps fly past.

# commemoration - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Opposition react to government toning down 1916 message

Earlier in the week RTÉ revealed the government’s original literature had included more imagery from the 1916 Easter Rising.

# commemoration - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

# commemoration - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Open thread: How should we mark the 1916 centenary?

There’s been some sharp criticism of the Government’s plans for 2016. How do you think we should Remember, Reconcile, Imagine, Present and Celebrate?

# commemoration - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Relatives boycott launch of 1916 commemorations, calling it a 'political stunt'

A group that represents 850 relatives is boycotting tonight’s event, despite Minister Humphrey’s assurances that Ireland 2016 will be “inclusive”.

# commemoration - Friday 17 October, 2014

$125-a-ticket Famine Commemoration Gala dinner will be a "sombre, respectful" affair

The event is taking place in New Orleans in November.

# commemoration - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Were your relatives involved in the 1916 Rising? This group wants to hear from you

The committee wants as many relatives as possible to be involved in the centenary plans.

# commemoration - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Vox Pop: Should we be commemorating the centenary of World War I?

We asked the public for their view on the marking of the centenary.

# commemoration - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps

The two commemorative stamps are to mark the centenary of World War One.

# commemoration - Thursday 10 July, 2014

This Sunday we remember those who died serving Ireland, here's how you can

The President and the Taoiseach will be at the main commemoration in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham.

# commemoration - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Relatives of 1916 personnel invited to participate in centenary commemoration

The Minister for Heritage has asked relatives who are interested to contact his Department.

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